Tom Baker Cancer Centre

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Tom Baker Cancer Centre at the Foothills Medical Centre
Alberta Health Services
Tom Baker Cancer Centre and the Special Services Building
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Location of The Tom Baker Cancer Centre in Calgary
Tom Baker Cancer Centre
Location1403 - 29 St. N.W., Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Coordinates 51°03′47″N114°08′01″W / 51.06297°N 114.1336°W / 51.06297; -114.1336
Care system Public Medicare (Canada)
Type Teaching
Affiliated university University of Calgary
SpecialityMedical oncology
Website Foothills Hospital
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Tom Baker Cancer Centre (TBCC) is a tertiary care facility for Southern Alberta, named for the founding chairman of the Alberta Cancer Board, and is one of two tertiary cancer centres in the province. [1] It is a lead Cancer Centre in southern Alberta for prevention, research and treatment programs and provides many advanced medical services, as well as supportive care for both inpatients and outpatients. The Cancer Centre also conducts research through the Charbonneau Cancer Institute [2] and houses a comprehensive palliative care facility.

The Cancer Centre is located at the Foothills Medical Centre and is physically attached to the Special Services Building, which too provides special, advanced medical services to patients.

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  2. "Southern Alberta Cancer Research Institute". University of Calgary. Archived from the original on October 23, 2015. Retrieved 22 May 2023.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)